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Reid 4993. An illustrated book entitled: "New year's day, a winter's tale." In a green/gold binding with a floral design with the title, author and publisher's name on the spine. The title is also lettered in gold on the front cover within a border representing a bird and flowers.
Lettered on the title-page: "New Year's Day, A Winter's Tale. by Mrs Gore With illustrations by Geo Cruikshank. Second Edition" With the publisher's details at the foot of the page: "Fisher, Son & Co. Angel Street, St Martin's-Le-Grand, London. H. Mandeville, Rue Neuve Vivienne, Paris."
With etched illustration plates described by GW Reid as follows:
1. Reid 2380. Frontispiece. George Foreman in peril of his life under Sir Jasper Hallet's carriage.
2. Reid 2381. "George Foreman giving liberty to his pet bird (to indulge the caprice of his Grandmother Mrs Lawrie)."
3.Reid 2382. "Bitterly did the old lady complain of the over-sugaring of the gruel." George Foreman bringing his grandmother's breakfast to her bedside.
4. Reid 2383. "John Talbot was still on his knees beside the little bed." Admiral Hardy and Sir Jasper Hallet entering the room where the corpse of the latter's heir is lying.
Letterpress book with etched illustrations
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Height: 167 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 104 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Description from GW Reid, "A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank."
Also by Mrs Gore, in the same series, "The Innundation." 1865, 1111.1363-1366. 184.d.1
For a drawing study of Reid 2380 see 1891,1117.1229 and for 2381, 189.1117.1230
According to AM Cohn, reissued with Willoughby's impriny in parts and in volume form.
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